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Re: Ms. Gunn

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 15:19
From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM]

> Keith Gaughan scripsit: > > > Gaelic is dying in Ireland because there's no fostering of a love of > > the language. That's the plain and simple truth. No Unified Gaelic > > would help to rectify its decline. > > The original intention of the UG project was to provide a means for > inter-Gaelic communication, a restricted IAL, not to replace > the national languages or their dialects.
Which is exactly why it's a pretty nifty idea.
> > The only thing that could possibly > > help the language is do what was done in Israel [...] > > What, have lots and lots of immigrants from all parts of the > world, and give them instant citizenship but make them learn Irish?
"It's so insane, it just might work", he said ha-ha seriously. [...] - The Zeroth I-Ching hexagram meaning `Wales', right? :-)